“I’ve got a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel,” said Blackadder’s sidekick Baldrick in the BBC’s brilliant historical comedy series ‘Blackadder’. In fact, he said “I have a cunning plan” in almost every episode, but the plans hardly ever worked, and it became a popular catch-phrase.
‘Residential schools’ were a common feature of European settler societies (except New Zealand) until quite late in the 20th century, and their purpose was not just to educate but to ‘deracinate’ their aboriginal pupils: that is, to cut them off from their roots. The Chinese government would reject the analogy with its last breath, but it is now doing the same thing.
There are eight Turks for every Greek, so you might think the Greeks have to fold. But Greece has the backing of France, Italy, Israel, Egypt, and practically every other country in the eastern Mediterranean and the Arab world, as well as the entire European Union, so it has just called the bet and raised it.
“India is emotional as decades of wait has ended,” declared India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, laying the cornerstone of a new temple in Ayodhya a week ago. “For years our Ram Lalla (the infant Lord Ram) lived beneath a tent; now he will reside in a grand temple.” As if infants cared about the size of their dwelling.
Beirut has been living with car bombs and air raids on a sporadic but continuing basis for so long that it would probably make sense to rebuild this time with shatterproof glass. The torrent of broken glass falling from a thousand shattered buildings probably accounted for half the 158 dead found so far in Beirut, and certainly for most of the 6,000 wounded.
An “October Surprise” in the United States is now almost inevitable, because that will be Donald Trump’s last chance to get re-elected legitimately. He might try to cling to office even if he loses the vote, but it would be a lot easier and neater if he actually won a majority in the Electoral College on 3 November.
Floyd Mayweather predictably dominated YouTube star Logan Paul on Sunday in an eight-round exhibition fight in Miami before admitting it could have been his final performance. Mayweather, who weighed in at 155 lbs with his opponent tipping the scales at
BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya warned restaurants and cafes in the city against a man, who calls and introduces himself as the solon to make reservations. Gasataya said that a restaurant and a café in Brgy.
The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the construction of the P65.71-million flood mitigation project in the Ilog-Hilabangan River in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The DPWH-Western Visayas said in a report Wednesday that the project, undertaken by the
BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Losses in the agriculture sector in Negros Occidental due to the onslaught of tropical storm “Dante” last week rose to P16.7 million, with 971 farmers affected as of yesterday. Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said the
If you ever get arrested in the next few days, don’t forget to smile, or at least, look your best. Why? The police will soon be furnished with body camera that will record your apprehension and the result may be
Do you know what song comes to my mind whenever I see or hear reports about our President yearning to finish his term and go home to Davao? This will “date” me but it is the famous hit song of